(Closed) Around how much per month do you spend on clothes and accessories?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
3114 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I have the urge but not the funds, so that helps a lot ๐Ÿ˜› . I usually spend around $50 a month or so, sometimes more if I genuinely need some things. 

Post # 3
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It depends on the season. Right now we have the post holiday winter sales so I just spent $160 on business clothes and a new (and much needed) wool coat. Without the sale the retail price would have been about $650. Next few months I shouldn’t need anything. When the post summer sales hit I invest again. 

Post # 4
2109 posts
Buzzing bee

I’ve been really good lately – I’d say roughly $75 to $150 a month. 

I used to spend around $600 a month but I’m really trying to save money so if I need something I’ll try and get it on sale.

Post # 5
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’ve stopped buying clothing (my only clothing/ accessory purchase in the last few months was a tote). For some reason no matter how much clothing I have I typically just wear a few outfits anyway. Or I buy a bunch of stuff that looks like other stuff I already own. I’ve given up on being cute and fashionable at this point. 

Post # 6
510 posts
Busy bee

Over the course of the year, I spend about $150 in total. I just buy items on sale or when I need them.


Post # 8
4550 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

About $400 or so a month on average. You aren’t alone OP!

Post # 9
3426 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

$0 the last few months. I’m on a very tight budget and I don’t need new clothes or accessories so I’m not buying them. But normally throughout my adult life, probably $50. And gosh, I know I’ve had my fair share of Target trips that got way out of hand way too fast lol! You aren’t alone there. I’m not shopping at Target right now for that reason.

Post # 10
3903 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Most months, nothing. I live in scrubs at work and yoga pants and jeans and t-shits outside of work. When the seasons change and i need a couple new things… i spend a couple hundreds here and there but that’s a couple times a year only. I’m not a fashionista. My total clothing spending a year is under 1k for sure. Some years under $500.

Post # 11
472 posts
Helper bee

About $50… I always think of all the hideous crap I donate to goodwill all the time. that keeps me from buying new things ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 12
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Last year, I spent anywhere from $300-1200 / month on clothes, jewelry, shoes, accessories and makeup. 

December was expensive – $800 in look-related spend. 

A 2016 resolution is to shop from my closet. So far, I have only spent money on food and drink. 

I’m staying motivated by eyeing real estate in our neighborhood. 

That and Le Tote and Rent the Runway unlimited. Darling Husband is good with the spend as it’s approx. $200 / month and requires less closet space and eliminates dry cleaning bills. So effective cost is more like $100-150 / month (since I can apply my dry cleaning budget to clothes rental)

Post # 13
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I spend about 400 a month on “fun stuff” – but that includes my monthly facial which is $100, I dont know if that counts. I also include $200 in my budget a month to go out to eat, so on months that I am really good about not going out to eat, I will spend up to 600 on clothes/makeup/bags/jewely etc… I think on average though I spend around $300-400. 

Post # 14
245 posts
Helper bee

Probably $40 a month or less to be honest. Last year I think I bought 2 pairs of jeans, 2 nice jackets that I’d been looking for for several years and a new handbag. Plus a couple of second-hand tops.

I really don’t buy much, I don’t need fancy work clothes and I’m happy to wear things repeatedly. Definitely not a fashionista but still have a lot of clothes in my wardrobe. One of my aims for this year is to buy no new clothes. I don’t need them so anything I want will have to be second-hand.

Post # 15
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

How much do I spend? too much.

I’m with you, OP.  I probably spend $400-$500/month on clothes/accessories/makeup.  It’s been a long time trying to bring that number down, but as of yet, my efforts have been fruitless haha.

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